Business Development Manager manages team of business development associates. Creates business strategies to facilitate company growth. Being a Business Development Manager identifies and helps to develop strategic relationships with partners or potential customers. Works with other departments to ensure alignment of company goals, as set by senior management. Additionally, Business Development Manager evaluates appropriate information to forecast the return on future business transactions. Designs and determines terms of business agreements. Requires a bachelor's degree in business, finance or marketing. Typically reports to a manager. The Business Development Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Business Development Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.